Top-seeded and tournament host Salisbury and fourth-seeded Wesley each posted victories in the winner's bracket of the CAC Baseball Tournament in Thursday's second round in Salisbury, Md., setting up a showdown between the 2-0 squads on Friday morning at 9 a.m.
Sixth-seeded Mary Washington and fifth-seeded Marymount also remain alive in the double-elimination tournament, while second-seeded Christopher Newport and third-seeded York were eliminated.
Salisbury and Wesley will kick off the action on Friday morning at 9 a.m., with the winner headed to Saturday's title round. Marymount and Mary Washington will then square off in an elimination game at 12:30 p.m., with the two losing teams meeting at 4 p.m.
In the opening game on Thursday, Mary Washington knocked off Christopher Newport 3-1 behind a stellar complete-game outing from starter Hank Biggs. Biggs tossed a complete-game three-hitter, striking out seven and surrendering just one earned run. David Slupek led the Eagles at the plate with two hits and an RBI.
In game two, Salisbury rolled to a 15-1 victory over York, eliminating the Spartans from the tournament. Scott Ardoin stayed hot at the plate with a 3-for-4 performance with three RBIs, including a two-run homer. Jeff Oster earned the win in 8.0 innings of work, allowing just three hits and one run.
Game three featured a pair of squads that posted road wins in Tuesday's first round - Marymount and Wesley. The Wolverines jumped out to a 7-1 edge after five innings and held off a late Saints' rally for an 8-7 victory. Trey Mears and Chris Seibert both went 3-for-4 with a home run to lead Wesley to the victory.
2017 CAC Baseball Tournament Schedule
(all CAC Tournament games are 9 innings):
First Round -- Tuesday, April 18 - (at highest seeds home fields)
Game 1 - at #1 Salisbury 21, #6 Mary Washington 6
Game 2 - #5 Marymount 7, at #2 Christopher Newport 6
Game 3 - #4 Wesley 2, at #3 York 0
Championship Weekend at No. 1 Salisbury - Thursday, April 20 - Saturday, April 22
Second Round -- Thursday, April 20
Game 4 - #6 Mary Washington 3, #2 Christopher Newport 1
Game 5 - #1 Salisbury 15, #3 York 1
Game 6 - #4 Wesley 8, #5 Marymount 7
Friday, April 22
Game 7 - #1 Salisbury vs. #4 Wesley, 9 a.m.
Game 8 - #6 Mary Washington vs. #5 Marymount, 12:30 p.m.
Game 9 - Game 7 Loser vs. Game 8 Winner, 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 23
Game 10 - Game 7 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner, 11 a.m.
Game 11 - if necessary, same teams as Game 10, 2 p.m.